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THE COMMUNE

by Jakub Julény

synopsis

The desire for freedom during the normalization in Czechoslovakia led to the group of individuals who professed a deep inclination towards the the principles of the underground movement. After many years they are unable to face their mutual suspicions of betrayal in the form of cooperation with the state-security police. Throughout their story drifts the memory of their tragically departed guru, philosopher and poet, Marcel Strýko. In an effort to come to terms with the past, an old companion from Prague organises a revival concert in a Gothic cathedral. Will these freethinking members reach a truce?

international title: The Commune
original title: Komúna
country: Slovakia, Czech Republic
year: 2020
genre: documentary
directed by: Jakub Julény
film run: 85'
screenplay: Jakub Julény, Pavel Smejkal
cinematography by: Peter Važan
film editing: Marek Bihuň, Peter Morávek
music: Miroslav Tóth
producer: Barbara Janišová Feglová
production: Hitchhiker Cinema, Rozhlas a televízia Slovenska - Radio and Television Slovakia, Background Films
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